T S Reddy ARPS
Grand Master (Image Colleague Society, USA)
General Chairman, Cross-Culture Photography Distinction (INDIA-ASIA)
Chairman, IIPC Digital Photography, Photojournalism Division
General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Photography Akademi
Hon. Excellence IUSF, Hon. PSI, Hon. FICS, Hon. EUSPA, Hon. EFMPA, Hon PESGSPC
Hon. FSWAN, Hon. FUPHK, Hon. M. ARGUS, Hon. FPSBP, Hon. FSPAS, Hon. FCPA,
FIIPC, FFIP, FSOF, FPSS, FAPS, GM.ICS, MSWAN, MARGUS, EUSPS, EFMPA, ARPS, ABPPA, AWPF
Tamma Srinivasa Reddy is a student of photography. Like every aspiring learner he had a penchant for higher learning and sharing of his little and pooled up experience across the globe. Born in a small village of Undavalli (the gateway of the capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati) on the banks of river Krishna, T S Reddy today set several new records in the world of photography. His hard work and commitment to the profession made him very popular. He is one of the top ten photographers of the world for the past two decades, which fact makes Indian photography proud.
T S Reddy hails from a modest agrarian family that had exacting means to sustain and look after household members. Being deeply rooted in land-based livelihood routines, his deceased father Subba Reddy and mother, Seethamma brought Srinivasa Reddy into close contact with landscapes and changing seasonal environs during his childhood. Those small and effective impulses from vernal woods, dry spells, torrential showers, flowering springs and misty clouds had a tell-tale effect on his formative mind. Nature became his teacher and began to instruct him on changing shades of life and light more than the mortals can. His appetite for the art was appeased by his parents; especially mother Seethamma, in consenting for the disposal of family’s fortune of a small piece of land three decades ago. It ushered in a difficult phase in his professional life when he had to learn and earn for self and family. Soon he started working as a photojournalist for various periodicals: Udayam (Telugu), Andhra Bhoomi (Telugu), Prajasakti (Telugu), Deccan Chronicle (English), Indian Express (English), The Hitavada (English), Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi) and India Today (English & Telugu). Lion’s share in his earnings was purposefully spent on experimenting with the lens and the rest had gone to support parents and family.
His obsession with camera had its meandering twists that made him learn intricacies in photography: monochromes, colour, nature, wild life, travel and journalism. Every time his struggle ended in mixed results and encouraged him for further experimentation. His life till date has been taken over by these dialectics and made him enter global photo contests from 1989 onwards. His amateurish stint in photography was chiseled to near perfection by many. Foremost among them is Srinivas (Indian Express News Photographer) who trained him for two long years. Other stalwart teachers and photographers who guided him in the profession include K G Kameshwari, C Rajagopal, S R Patel, O P Sharma and Benu Sen. He is indebted to every one of these philosopher-guides who shaped him and his career in early 1980s. He is privileged to have been born in India which country offers diversified natural resources, lighting conditions, cultural vibrancy and democratic rights for free movements. Every photographer is delighted to have these influential and enabling factors at one place and, Srinivasa Reddy is one of those very few privileged in India.
His photographs frame ideas and words in pictures. He played a pivotal role in promoting and supporting photographers’ associations. Honors, awards and laurels came rolling his way. Among the prestigious honours bagged by T S Today are: awards by Photo Division, Govt. of India and, Information and Broadcasting Dept., Govt. of Andhra Pradesh from 1993 onwards; Lalit Kala Akademi awards from Govt. of Delhi and Govt. of UP; the highest photography honor of Govt. of AP, Rahman Memorial Award in 2012. He chairs the photojournalism division of IIPC and conducts national and international photo salons and workshops on photography over the globe. He had to his credit individual photo exhibitions in countries like USA, UK, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore.
He won prestigious competitions at regional, national and international levels. Some of these awards to mention are Raja Triambak Raj Memorial Award (2003), G Thomos Memorial Award (2004), Shri H.N. Saxena Memorial Award 2005, Kala Maharshi K.K. Moos Memorial Award – 2007,India Press Photo Award (2008) instituted by Ramnath Goenka Foundation for excellence in Photojournalism, Sandhya Rani Basak Memorial Award-2009, ARKA GHOSH Memorial Award 2010, Benu Sen Memorial (2011), Ugadi Puraskaram (Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 2013), Late J N Unwala Memorial Award (2014), K G Maheshwari Memorial Award (2015) Salim Ali Memorial Award 2015 and, Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt. Seethadevi Foundation National Award- 2016. He is the first person from the field of photography to receive Kala Ratna (Hamsa) honor, the highest civilian award of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (2016) M A Rahim Memorial Govt. of A.P Lifetime Achievement Award in Photo journalism (2017) and, he is the first Indian national to be crowned Grand Master by Image Colleague Society (ICS) of USA. He regularly participated in international salons recognized by FIAP, PSA, RPS, APS, ICS, IIPC, FIP, PSS and UPI photographic associations.
T S Reddy is rich today by 183 Gold Medals, 494 Awards, and 890 Certificates of Merit and, around 5347 photographs and slides of T S Reddy are accepted and exhibited at national and international photo salons. He regularly contributes to various journals and periodicals in and out of India. For him, the rest is photography. And with him is the indomitable spirit and unflagging zeal of a passionate learner of the subject. He sounds very modest when he says: what I know forms an iota of knowledge in the field of photography. I am a seeker. I seek knowledge in the field. For me, the rest is further learning. His tryst with camera is a continuing saga.
1-Hon. Excellence IUSF (USA)-Hon.Excellence ICS/USPA/SWAN/FMPA
2-Hon. EUSPA, (USA)-Excellence United states photographic alliance-USA
3-Hon. FICS, (USA)-Fellow Image colleague society-USA
4-Hon PESGSPC (Cyprus, Europe) international Art Photography
5-Hon. FSWAN (USA) Honorary Fellow swan-USA
6-Hon. Member ICS (USA) Honorary member of ICS-USA
7-Hon. FUPHK (Hong Kong)- Fellow of united photographers Hong Kong
8-Hon.FARGUS (Romania)-Argus photographic society Oradea Romania
9-Hon. M. Argus (Romania)-Membership Argus -Romania
10-Hon.PIP.ICS (USA)-promoter of Int. photography ICS-USA
11-HON.FPSBP (Malaysia)-photo art society Batu pahat. johor - Malaysia
12-Hon.PSI (INDIA) photographic society of INDIA
13-Hon. EFMPA (USA) Federation Multicultural photographic Art-USA
14-Hon. Excellence IUSF (USA) ICS/USPA/SWAN/FMPA-USA
15-HON.FSPAS (Malaysia) Sarawak Photo Art Society's – Malaysia
16-Hon.FCPA (Romania) Association of Professional Photographers Foto Club Pro Arad---- (Romania)
17-Hon.WPG (Saudi Arabia) Honorary World Photography Group-Saudi Arabia
FIIPC: Fellow of India International Photographic Council, India
FFIP: Fellow of Federation of Indian Photography, India
FSOF: Fellow of school of photo technic
FPSS: Fellow of Photographic Society of Singapore
FAPS: Fellow of Australian Photographic Society, Australia
GM ICS: Grand Master of Image Colleague Society International, USA
MSWAN: Master Swan Society International, USA
FARGUS: Fellow Argus Oradea Romania
EUSPA: Excellence United States Photographic Alliance, USA
EFMPA: Excellence Federation Multicultural Photographic Art, USA
ARPS: Associate of Royal Photographic Society, London
ABPPA: Associate of British Professional Photographers Associates, UK
AWPF: Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation, UK
T. SRINIVASA REDDY
Museum Road, Vijayawada - 520002, A.P., India
Ph: +91 866 2437338; Mobile: + 91(0) 98480 74688
MEMORIAL & SPECIAL AWARDS
1.Shri. H.N. Saxena Memorial Award, Bhopal-2001
2. Viswadaata Award – Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao Pantulu
(Founder of Telugu daily Andhra Patrika) – Best Photo Journalist in Andhra Pradesh - 2002.
3. Andhra Arts Academy Young Photo Journalist Award - 2002.
4. Outstanding Young Person Award - Presented by Indian Junior Chambers (JCI) - 2002.
5. Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao Memorial Photo Journalist Award - 2002.
6. Raja Triambak Raj Memorial Award - 2003.
7. G. Thomas Memorial Award - 2003
8. Andhra Arts Academy Best Photo Journalist Award - 2005.
9. Kala Maharshi K.K. Moos Memorial International Award – 2007(Govt of M.H)
10. Vadlamudi Ramamohana Rao Photo Journalist Award – 2008
11. India Press Photo Award-2008 instituted by Ramnath Goenka Foundation for
excellence in photojournalism-2008-Mumbai
12.Sandhya Rani Basak Memorial Award-2009
13.Basanthi Memorial Award in Photo Travel At North Bengal Photography Club-2010
14.ARKA GHOSH Memorial Award in Naendrapur salon-2011KOLKATA
15.Dr Rajat De Memorial Best Story Telling Award 30th LCC-Lucknow-2011
16.Benu Sen Memorial Best Entrant Award in 30th LCC- Lucknow 2011
17.Geti Memorial Best Exhibition Award in 2011 FAG/APS-New Delhi
18.NEPA award in12th nepa salon-2012-GUWAHATI
19.Krishna potadar award in nepa salon-2012-GUWAHATI
20-N.thiagarajan award in nepa salon-2012-GUWAHATI
21.Basanthi Memorial Award in Photo Journalism At N BPClub-2013
22.Govt of Andhra Pradesh -Ugadi puraskaram 2013
23.Acharya Nagarjuna University- Prathibha Puraskar 2013
24.Late.J.N.Unwala Memorial Shield –Donated By K.G.Maheswari Foundation2014
25.Shri Shreedam Bhatt Award –By Niharika Society Of Gujarat Pictorialists.2014
26.Shri Balvant Bhatt Award –By The Society Of Gujarat Pictorialists-Ahmedabad.2014
24.Hon.Photography Society of India Award -2014-Mumbai
25.Salim Ali Memorial Award -2015 (wild life photography association of India)
26.Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt. Seethadevi Foundation National Award- 2016.
27.Government of Uttar Pradesh Lalit Kala Akademi Award (2016)
28. Hamsa/Kalaratna Puraskaram (2016) by Government of Andhra Pradesh
29.Government of Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi Awards (2017)
30.Pictorial Photographer of the Year in International Award (Australia)-2017
31.Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao Memorial Award in Journalism-2018